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Last piece of a puzzle I am working on requires me to take a pair of hollow fiberglass capitols and make them so they can bear some weight. They will not hold much wieght as the small porch roof is bolted to the structure and it will hold itself up without posts.

I can put a slug inside of them, but I don't really want to cut them open and have to glass them back together.

I thought mortar or grout would work, just fill them up and let it dry.

Any thoughts?
 

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Capitals not matched structurally with the columns for bearing?

Cut top of capital that goes under the beam, cut/glue up hardwood blocks, seal/ Prime and away you go? Guess you could do similar and go with a cement fill or block.
 

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These are the original steel columns from 1926. They have been repaired. The original bases are cast iron an in good shape.

The original capitals were plaster with an iron core.

There is another thread about the project in the carpentry section.
 

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